Phil Washington in 2015, by Eric Garcetti, CC BY 2.0

President Biden has appointed Phil Washington to be the new FAA Administrator.

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If approved by the Senate, Washington will step into the position vacated by Steve Dickson at the end of March, roughly halfway through his term.

An Army veteran, Washington is currently CEO of Denver International Airport.  Before his current position, Washingto held the top spot at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authroity for six years.  Washington has co-chaired the Biden/Harris Infrastructure Policy Committee.  He also led the Transportation Department transition team for the Biden/Harris administration.

The announcement came concurrently with the release of a White House statement pledging more than $1 Billion to improve airport terminals across the U.S., as part of the President’s infrastructure program.

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